Homegrown Influence: UK street videos with Scott Ditchburn

There’s no doubt that Scott Ditchburn’s street style has been influenced by some classic American BMX videos, but he’s got a long list of homegrown videos that really helped shape him into the rider he is today. Here are Scott’s ten UK videos every street rider should see. And judging from how sick of a rider Scott is, you know it’s worth taking the time to sit down and watch all of these. — Jeff Zielinski

10. Seventies Livid, 1998, edited by Simon Ham.
The reason I chose this is because it was the first BMX video I ever saw and has legends like Joe Rich and Dan Price—them two alone had a big impact on my riding when I was growing up.

70′s Tour:

Boyley (RIP):

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9. Seventies Love to Hate, 2001, edited by Ed Docherty.
This video is here purely for Dan Price’s section. Everything about it just says raw British street from the manual lines to grinding unwaxed brick ledges—and then the banger—wow, what a rail!

Dan Price:

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8. Seventies Number 10, 2005, edited by Edd Allen.
All you have to do is list the riders in this video and it’s enough to want to watch it; Sebastian Keep, Robin Fenlon, Dan Lacey, Dan Price, Caleb Kilby…the list goes on and on. This video is full of southern UKs’ best.

Robin Fenlon:

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7. Wythenshawe Waltz, 2009, Clarky.
This video was the second of Clarky’s videos and for anyone who likes street videos this is right up your street. Just imagine an Animal video with that ’lil bit of extra jazz. Also, you get to see the UK version of Bob Scerbo—Clarky, who’s riding is always a treat to watch.

Section 3:

Section 7:

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6. Charlie Don’t Surf, 2008, produced and edited by James Newrick.
Another video that I enjoy watching just because of how raw and British it is—grey skies, brick ledges, sketchy rails, and the way it’s all edited is amazing—the soundtrack is also a treat.

Third Section:

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5. NSF 3, 2006, edited by James Newrick.
This video was the follow up to one of my all time favorites and it didn’t let me down at all—Cookie’s section alone would of made me happy, but having Ben Lewis, Newrick, and James Cox with full sections is the icing on the cake.

Ben Lewis:

Cookie:

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4. Voices, 2006, produced an edited by Joe Cox.
This video was the best thing to come out of the UK at the time. Everything about this video is amazingly well done. The soundtrack is perfect and the riding is insane—Josh Bedford’s section is still one I watch all the time, as well as Joe Cox’s section—true British street.

Josh Bedford:

Joe Cox:

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3. NSF 2, 2002.
This video was my bible growing up. It made me take my brake off and slap on two more pegs. If you haven’t already seen this video I suggest you watch it. Standout sections are Chris Souter, Mike Taylor, and Joe Cox.

Chris Stouter:

Mike Taylor:

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2. Attention Stalybridge, 2008, produced and edited by Clarky.
This was the first video I ever saw that had come out of Manchester. The style, editing, and filming is all on point plus it was the first real section I had seen of Owain Clegg and Loz Taylor. Loz is one of the most underrated street riders in the UK and his section shows why.

Owain Clegg, Loz Taylor, and Preston Gaz:

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1. Tomorrow We Work, 2008, produced and edited by Joe Cox.
This is the best video to come out of the UK in my opinion. It just symbolizes UK street riding at it’s finest—all mixed and edited together by the master himself Mr. Joe Cox. The soundtrack is also perfect to go with the video. I think I can safely say for everyone who has ever watched this… “Thank you, Joe.”

Dan Cox:

Check the full video (well, most of it) here.